This Muddy Nikon D3 Shows the Benefits of Weather Sealing
Photographer JP Cariño experienced the awesomeness of pro DSLR weather sealing when doing bird photography from a floating blind:
I spent an hour at the least in the water. This “accident” happened in the first 10 minutes because of my poor floating blind design. Seeing the birds were so cooperative I decided to go on shooting. From time to time, I had to pour water from the swamp on the LCD so I could view my photos. When I surfaced, I took out the battery and started cleaning the body. I placed the camera in my dry cabinet when I got home and started it up the next day. No issues whatsoever. Works perfectly fine. All the seals worked and the compartments (cf, terminals and batt) had no dirt in it. I guess you really get what you pay for with pro camera bodies. [#]
You know you’re a hardcore outdoor shooter when you’re pouring swamp water onto your camera to clean it.
BBC photographer Timothy Allen has some well-worn cameras as well.
Image credits: Photographs by JP Cariño and used with permission